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Gehyra dubia (MACLEAY, 1877)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Dubious four-clawed gecko, Dubious Dtella, Northern Dtella 
SynonymGecko Grayi STEINDACHNER 1867
Peripia dubia MACLEAY 1877: 98
Peripia longicaudis MACLEAY 1877: 98
Gehyra torresiana [GÜNTHER] 1877
Gehyra australis (?) — PETERS & DORIA 1878
Gehyra variegatus (?) — PETERS & DORIA 1878
Gehyra longicauda — BOULENGER 1885: 147
Gehyra dubia — BOULENGER 1885: 147
Perochirus mestoni DE VIS 1890
Peropus variegatus australis — LOVERIDGE 1934 (partim)
Gehyra variegata australis — MITCHELL 1955 (partim)
Gehyra grayi — BÖRNER & SCHÜTTLER 1982
Dactyloperus grayi — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Gehyra dubia — KING 1985
Dactyloperus dubia — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Dactyloperus longicaudis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Dactyloperus mestoni — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 12
Dactyloperus kingi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 11 (fide SISTROM et al. 2009)
Phyriadoria dubia — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Gehyra dubia — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra dubia — COGGER 2000: 238
Gehyra dubia — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Gehyra dubia — OLIVER et al. 2019 
DistributionAustralia (N New South Wales, Queensland, islands of Torres Strait, islands of the Great Barrier Reef),
S Papua New Guinea, Louisiades (?)

Type locality: Cape Grenville, South of Shelburne Bay, east coast of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.  
TypesNeotype: QM J.40870, designated by King, 1984.
Holotype: lost, formerly MAMU (fide KING 1984) 
CommentSynonymy: Bauer (1994) discusses synonymy issues with G. australis, grayi, variegata etc. and synonymized Dactyloperus kingi with G. variegata. KLUGE 1993 includes G. torresiana GÜNTHER 1877 in the synonymy list of G. dubia. In addition, KLUGE (1993) lists [Gehyra] mestoni and [Gehyra] grayi as synonyms of Gehyra variegata. 
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  • GOLDBERG, STEPHEN R. & CHARLES R. BURSEY. 2021. New Helminth Records for the Dubious Dtella, Gehyra dubia, and the Spotted Dtella, Gehyra punctata (Squamata: Gekkonidae), from Australia. Comparative Parasitology 88(1): 19-21. - get paper here
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